First Thursdays

Previous Festival Partners

Humanities Salon

African Studies Program

Dept. of History

Dept. of Philosophy

Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

Dhar India Studies Program

Language Flagships

Language Workshop

Muslim Voices

Design Area

Center of Excellence for Women & Technology

Eskenazi School Digital Art Area

Luddy School Makerspaces

Media School Game Design Capstone Projects


University Information Technology Services (UITS)

Community Corner

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Constellation Stage and Screen

Gallery Walk Bloomington

Girls Rock Bloomington

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation

Morgenstern’s Books

WonderLab Science Museum

Campus Partners

WIUX Student Radio 

Bloomington Ballet Ensemble

Collins Living Learning Center

Center for Rural Engagement

Dept. of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Eskenazi Museum of Art

First Nations Educational & Cultural Center

Gift of Life

Hamilton Lugar School Living Learning Center


Indiana Memorial Union Late Nite

Integrated Program in the Environment

IU Arts Administration Programs

IU Auditorium 

IU Cinema

IU Corps

IU Guitar Club

IU Libraries Area Studies Dept.


IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

IU Painting Guild

IU Prison Arts Initiative 

IU Recreational Sports

IU Undergraduate Research

Jacobs School of Music

LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Music Industry Creatives

Office of First Year Experience Programs

Office of International Services

Office of Overseas Studies

Recreation Therapy Program

Seeking Refuge

Students for Equity in Public Affairs

U Bring Change to Mind

Undergraduate Student Arts Managers

Union Board Canvas

University Collections at McCalla

Wylie House Museum

Volunteer Opportunities!

Be a First Thursdays Hero!

The First Thursdays festivals wouldn't be possible without the hard work and dedication of a small army of student volunteers. Our volunteers are an eclectic group from different academic majors and backgrounds, but they share a common passsion for the arts and humanities and a desire to share the transformative power of creativity with our community. For their service, volunteers receive a free First Thursdays t-shirt, a voucher for free food from the First Thursdays food trucks, and the undying gratitude of the Arts & Humanities Council. 

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